Tex-Mex Ziti

I was craving a casserole/pasta dish and found a Tex Mex Ziti recipe and decided to try it out.  Check out my latest recipe post using a majority of ingredients from Milk and Eggs.  I adapted the recipe from here: https://www.mrfood.com/Pastas/Tex-Mex-Ziti-1585/.

_DSC3791.jpg
_DSC3799.jpg
_DSC3801.jpg
_DSC3809.jpg
_DSC3811.jpg
_DSC3824.jpg
_DSC3828.jpg

 

Tex Mex Ziti

You will need:

1 (12-ounce) package ziti
1 pound ground beef
½ onion, chopped
2 cups spaghetti sauce
1 cup salsa
1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or parsley

Time: 40 minutes.  Serves 4.  

 

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

2. Prepare pasta according to package directions.  Drain, rinse, and drain again, and set aside in a large bowl.

3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, brown beef and onion for 5 minutes.  Drain off the excess liquid and add to the drained pasta along with spaghetti sauce, salsa, ricotta cheese, and 1 cup of the cheese.  Stir well until combined and spoon into the prepared baking dish.

4. Cover the baking dish with foil.  Bake for 25 minutes, removing the foil halfway through. Then remove from the oven and sprinkle with the remaining cup of cheese.  Return to the oven and bake for 10 more minutes, or until the cheese melts.  Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.